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AAW HALF PRICE New Member Incentive Program !!!!            AAW membership for $30, a 50% reduction on the regular $60 rate.

The AAW is offering a limited time half membership price for one year of membership, in partnership with local clubs. The magazine itself is well worth the full price of membership, let alone half price for a year !  If you are not currently an AAW member, we would encourage you to take advantage of this half price membership pricing.

Part of the  AAW VISION 2020 Program: Building the AAW into the future. AAW has been growing yearly and as part of incentive to attract new members, and especially trying to attract some of our youth to membership in AAW (the real future !), AAW has decided on this half price member program for a very limited time.

Goal: To support chapters in developing the skills of their new members by making it attractive for them to take advantage of AAW new tools to facilitate their learning.

New and updating AAW programs:

AAW VideoSource - June 2016    •AAW Explore! – October 2016  • April Launch of Expanded Woodturning FUNdamentals experience with new Woodturning FUNdamentals online. •Also in April  introducing the Discover Woodturning site, our new go-to resource rich with more general and descriptive information about the woodturning craft.

  • One year membership includes printed bimonthly American Woodturner journal
  • Only chapter members who are new AAW members are eligible : YOU MUST BE LOCAL CHAPTER MEMBER, and a NEW AAW MEMBER.
  • Introductory offer, applies to first year only
  • Special rate available only during the exclusive sign up period from April 1 to June 30, 2017

Join AAW at the reduced $30 rate at:       from April 1 to June 30, 2017

Join only via this website, not the AAW web site to get this discounted membership.  They will ask you what your local chapter is and it is Inland Northwest Woodturners, Spokane, WA.  You must be a INW member to join AAW at this discounted rate.


Carl's TREASURER'S MESSAGE:  Annual dues are due at the beginning of each New Year.  For those that have already paid, THANK YOU !    DO NOT CONFUSE OUR INW  MEMBERSHIP WITH AAW MEMBERSHIP. They are not linked.  INW Dues REMAIN at $30.00 per year (single or family).  All student memberships are free.  Your memberships are vital to the success of our club, and even more so, your participation ! New memberships are always welcome !  New memberships are prorated* for the amount of 2017 remaining at time of membership and expire end of year like all renewing members. *Proration ends at a minimum of $15,  for  joining July 1st and after.

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NEXT CLUB MEETING and Recurring Turning Events:

Thursday, April 6th -  The Amazing Stuart Batty.  There is no fee !  There will be no business meeting, no raffle, and no show and tell table review.  Full time for the entire meeting will be with Stuart Batty !!!!

Future Meetings:

The  "3rd Saturday -- at Riverview Retirement Community Workshop.  Novice turners welcome !  Coordinator: Ron Gooley and Tommy John.  Please express your interest and suggestions for topic or techniques to Ron Gooley.  ALSO: always check this web site for any other announcements regarding the Saturday sessions at Riverview.   Location:  1711 E. Ross Ct. -- 9:00 AM to approx 3PM.   Ron Gooley will be hosting an open turning day at the Riverview shop beginning at 9:00 AM.  The shop is located at 1711 E. Ross Ct.   Be sure to bring your own wood and tools. If you have a problem piece, this is a good time to get help with it, and you can always make sure that you are sharpening your tools properly.  Remember there are now  8 lathes available, and this remains a members only event unless you live at Riverview.

1st Saturday with Virginia and Bob Weaver:  As a NON-INW-CLUB event we would like to share that these sessions are held by Bob and Virginia at their Post Falls, ID shop.  Please check with Bob or Virginia as to whether the sessions are being held that month and any topic for the session.

20130207_202259 Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM at Frankie Doodles just East of Division on 3rd Ave.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please talk to any of the Board for details.

Mesquite Bowl by Ron ValleyTurning of the Month

This mesquite bowl by Ron Valley was displayed at the last monthly meeting.  The bowl is 9" x 9".

Mesquite is a wood that doesn't need to be dried because the shrinkage doesn't occur as with most woods.

RECENT INLAND NORTHWEST WOODTURNER EVENTS: (Check the Meetings page for more details)

October 8-10, 2016 - Woodturning legend Stuart Batty joined us in Spokane for 3 full days.

With your support, we are thrilled to be able to bring world class demonstrators to the Inland Northwest !  Recent demonstrators have included Lyle Jamieson, Jason Clarke, Ashley Harwood and Stuart Batty.


OUR VIDEO LIBRARY and book library is available for check out at our monthly meetings. Each video or book has a sign out card.  We will make them available for self help, sign out and sign back in when done.  The library materials are great to borrow and watch !

MEMBERS: after you sign in, please go to "MY ACCOUNT" and then to "MY PROFILE" and start to fill in some information.  You can make the information available to other members or hidden in most all fields.  You can add an avatar (picture of yourself or your dog) and personal statements on turning/artist' s biography, etc.  To date there are very few completed profiles and even fewer avatars, let alone galleries of pictures of completed turnings.  These are easy completions and will not take much of your time.  If you mess anything up, we can easily rebuild your empty profile !  Take a plunge and get-r-done !

NAME TAGS: If you have lost your name tag, or your dog ate it, email Carl and a new one will be on the tag apron next meeting.  Newly joined members should have their name tag on the name tag apron at the next meeting, whenever possible.  Email  for replacement or missing tags.

More AV HELP NEEDED !Woodcraft 184

AV is super important to the meetings, as it adds visuals and better sound to everyone's experience of the demo's.    WE WOULD WELCOME ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH THE AV PROGRAM AT THE MEETINGS.  IT IS NOT HARD TO LEARN.  Please talk to Carl or any Board Member to discuss how you can help.


Tree Falls:  If anyone has, or knows of some good turning trees that are down and could be harvested, let any Board member know and we will look into it for a Club Cutting.

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